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Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Volcker Rule: How It Could Affect the Corporate Bond Market

A new federal regulation intended to prohibit banks from making speculative investments in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, was enacted in December and will take effect starting April 1. Although the regulation, known as the Volcker Rule, was … Continue reading

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Economic Roundup January 2013

Consumer Prices In November, overall CPI inflation rose slightly to 1.2% on a year-over-year basis from 1.0% in October. The year-over-year Core CPI (CPI less food and energy) was unchanged at 1.7%. The core inflation rate is still trending below … Continue reading

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Market Summary January 2014

Overall, we believe the economy continues to be on a slow growth trajectory driven by modest ongoing improvement in the labor market. The December employment report was disappointing, but unfavorable weather may have been a contributing factor. Nonfarm payroll jobs … Continue reading

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